Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM906: Arts Education Theory, Practice and Potential

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the nature of learning in and through the arts (Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Art);
  • To develop knowledge through research and practice of how the arts can be brought together with each other and in interdisciplinary approaches
  • To provide an introduction to the importance of the arts in educational futures
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of specific issues related to learning and teaching the arts in different educational and cultural contexts

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental elements and characteristics of Art, Dance, Drama and Music in education
2. recognise ways in which the arts can contribute to learning in other subjects
3. identify, and demonstrate a systematic understanding of, the nature and value of the arts to educational futures
4. demonstrate a specialised knowledge of, and evaluate, the significance of learning and teaching the arts in different educational settings;
Discipline-Specific Skills5. reflect critically upon, and evaluate your own, understanding of learning and teaching in the arts, with an awareness of social and cultural context
6. examine and appraise the module content, and research literature in order to question, modify and inform your own professional practice
Personal and Key Skills7. synthesise and organise ideas to present an argument
8. undertake both directed and independent study to recognise, justify and analyse key ideas in the literature relating these to practice
9. present ideas in multi-modal ways, engaging in critical and reflective debate